Odonestis bheroba Moore, 1858-1859 -

Taxonomic Information

Odonestis Germar, 1812 species known from India and Nepal. 
Odonestis pruni oberthueri Tams, 1935. Nepal; NE India.
Odonestis erectilinea erectilinea (Swinhoe, 1904). NE India.
Odonestis bheroba bheroba Moore [1859]. Sri Lanka, NE India; Nepal.
Odonestis vita indica ams, 1935. NE India (West Bengal, Meghalaya); Bangladesh.
Odonestis ceylonica Tams, 1935. India: S. India (Karnataka); Sri Lanka.
Odonestis belli Tams, 1935. India: coast of SW India.
Odonestis filigranica Sergeev & Zolotuhin, 2010. India: Andaman Islands, North Andaman, Baratang Island (TL). 
Best separated by genitalia. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Odonestis bheroba bheroba -


For Odonestis bheroba bheroba, based on Sergeev & Zolotuhin, 2009
The forewing is almost triangular; ground colour is dark carmine red and external margin is with bluish or greyish suffusion; forewing postmedial fascia is strong, slightly but distinctly curved, dark and without whitish outline, antemedial fascia is absent or very weak; discal spot is white, round, mostly flecked with dark scales. Hindwings are darker, without distinct pattern.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra21
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total121

Odonestis bheroba Moore, 1858-1859: Melastoma malabathricum subsp. normale (Melastomataceae), Rubus spp. (Rosaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 

  1. OD: Odonestis bheroba Moore, 1858-1859. Cat. lepid. Insects Mus. Hist. East-India House 2: 424, pl. 12a, fig. 5. Type locality: [India] Darjeeling. 
  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1 Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig. Pg. 413, # 917 as Arguda bheroba
  3. Sergeev, A. I. & V. V. Zolotuhin. 2009. A review of the genus Odonestis Germar, 1812 with descriptions of two new species and one new subspecies (Lepidoptera, Lasiocampidae). Atalanta 41 (3/4): 375-396. Pg. 390. Pl. 14/10, 13, 14. 
  4. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=284831 [accessed 03 January 2020]
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/124946-Odonestis-bheroba

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Odonestis bheroba Moore, 1858-1859 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/odonestis-bheroba, accessed 2024/05/29.